Patrick Lange

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Patrick Lange
Patrick Lange Ironman Kraichgau 2015
Personal information
Born (1986-08-25) 25 August 1986 (age 37)
Bad Wildungen, Hesse, West Germany
Coached byBjörn Geesmann
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Men's triathlon
Ironman World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Individual
Gold medal – first place 2017 Individual
Silver medal – second place 2023 Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Individual

Patrick Lange (German: [ˈpatʁɪk ˈlaŋə] ; 25 August 1986) is a professional duathlete and triathlete from Germany. He is the 2017 Ironman World Champion and the 2018 Ironman World Champion both times breaking the course record. Lange is also the 2010-2013 German champion in duathlon[1] and the 2012 and 2013 German champion in team triathlon with EJOT Team TV Buschhütten.[2]

In 2008 Lange won the military world championships team Triathlon in Estonia and made Bronze in the ITU Duathlon Short Distance World Championships mixed team 2012 in Nancy (France).[3]

In 2018 he won the Ironman World Championships in Kona for second consecutive year with a new course record of 7:52:38, the first time the race has been finished in under 8 hours. At the 2016 Ironman World Championships, Lange had a breakthrough performance and placed third behind Jan Frodeno and Sebastian Kienle. Lange completed a 48:57 swim, a 4:37:39 bike and a 2:39:45 run to finish in 8:11:14.[4] In 2017, Lange placed first at the Ironman World Championship. Having completed a 48:45 swim, a 4:28:53 bike and a 2:40:00 run, Lange won the race in a total time of 8:01:40, beating Craig Alexander's 2011 record of 8:03:56.[5] After breaking the course record, during celebrations, Lange duly apologized to Craig Alexander for breaking his previously held record. At the 2023 Ironman World Championships, held in Nice, France, Lange placed 2nd with a time of 8:10:17. Lange set a new Ironman World Championships marathon record with a time of 2:32:41, breaking a record he set himself in 2017.

Lange starts for DSW 1912 Darmstadt. His trainer is Faris Al-Sultan.[6]


  1. ^ "Patrick Lange Celebrates Title Hat Trick" (in German). 2 May 2012. Archived from the original on 13 April 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Oberurseler Altstadt Duathlon 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships Results Team I Germany". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Ironman World Championship 2016 Results". Ironman. Ironman. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  5. ^ Empfield, Dan (14 October 2017). "Patrick Lange Wins the Hawaiian Ironman". Slowtwitch. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Lange quält sich durch Frankfurter Ironman-Hölle". 7 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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Preceded by German Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by